Day 22 Darkness — Haibun Journey View from my Window

From my window only darkness and the sounds of your snoring rising and falling like a soft song. I rise and search for something from another window. To the south only two stars, to the west my neighbors lamppost lights a small patch of green grass. In the hallway, a soft glow from my daughters rooms tells me she’s on her laptop. I tell her its past 3 am and we have a big day. Toward the north many orange squares of light are visible now that the woods are bare. I sit in the darkness and try to find inspiration.

darkness spreads
into every corner
I close my eyes

searching for inspiration
in an uninspired mind


late at night
as I cover the children
floorboards creak